A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a separate folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you can get numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a brand new cron job is very simple and you're able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to run. The final step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we have a very intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you're able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.